Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This song is a great song in song writing heaven. It's that relate-able song that all college students would love. At first I thought he was singing a song to a girl for most of J. Cole's songs relate to struggle, or females and other aspiration and reflection. J. Cole is an awesome new artist and I hope him the best. But this song is HOT, one of my favorites off this mixtape. The Song is talking about sally and how he owes her money, take a listen and listen to the word and find out if you know Sally too..
Dollar and a Dream II is off J. Cole's mixtape called "The Warm Up" which is a free download and highly recommended mixtape album to get. It's available at www.datpiff.com
J. Cole was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and then shortly after moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he was raised by his mother. He is of mixed-race, being born to a Black father and a White mother. Cole attended Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, and graduated in 2003. He decided that he had a better chance of getting signed in New York City, so he used college as a way to get there. He attended St. John's University on an academic scholarship where he majored in communication and minored in business, graduating magna cum laude.
Cole started rapping at the age of 12 when his cousin showed him the basics of rhyming. Inspired by Tupac Shakur,Canibus, Nas, and Outkast, J. Cole developed a love for telling stories in his lyrics. At age 15, J. Cole had notebooks filled with rhymes but not beats of his own to lay them on. His mother bought him a beat machine so he could produce music himself. By the age of 17, he was posting songs on Internet forums such as canibus-central.com under the moniker "Therapist".
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